studying digital sat

In our most recent webinar, we discussed the new digital SAT®, including the new test structure and timeline, what’s changing and what’s staying the same, who needs to prepare for the digital SAT, and what we’re doing at C2 to make sure students are ready. We received many questions from students and parents during the live event and we wanted to share the answers to a few of our favorites from our digital SAT experts. Take a look!

Will the PSAT® also be changing?

Yes, the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 will be digital in fall 2023. This is so that students who will be taking the SAT as juniors in the spring of 2024 have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new testing experience before taking the digital SAT.

Can students test at home?

No. Students will either test at school as part of school day testing or at a designated testing center. The SAT will not be administered remotely.

My son is currently a sophomore (class of 2025). What version of the test should he take?

We recommend students in the class of 2025 finalize their SAT score in fall of 2023 on the paper-and-pencil test. This way they’ll only have to prep for the current version of the test and will be free to focus on grades and AP® exams later in the year.

Will testing accommodations still be available?

Yes, students can still apply for testing accommodations. Some accommodations may be administered differently on digital tests than on paper-and-pencil tests. For example, instead of a human reader, you may need a screen reader.

Does C2 offer in-person coaching on the digital SAT?

Yes! We’re excited to start offering digital SAT prep services in April 2023.


Want to learn more about the digital SAT? Learn everyhting you need to know here.